Nor' Easter is setting up for the eastern portion of the United States on Thursday.
The below image displays the 850 mb temperatures, winds, and heights.
Very strong winds are expected with the system in the eastern U.S. Wind speeds in excess of 50 knots could be expected with this system, which will inhibit the rebuilding process from Hurricane Sandy.
Long Range Forecast beginning Thursday November 8
Temperatures are expected to be in the low 50s for Thursday, but the cooler temperatures will be replaced by a warmer air mass going into the weekend. The below images displays the warmer temperatures dominating much of the midwest by Friday. Warm air advection can be identified in the Great Lakes region with a thermal gradient of 0 to approximately 9 degrees Celsius. Winds in the Midwest appear to be out of the southwest ranging from 45 knots in the southern United States to nearly 20 knots in northern Indiana.
The strong southerly winds will bring warmer temperatures throughout much of the Lafayette area. High temperatures during the weekend should reach the low 60s. The weekend will be dominated by nicer weather, so it would be nice to enjoy outdoor activities this weekend.
A developing cold front is also approaching in to Monday next week. A strong vorticity max will allow for positive vorticity advection throughout much of the regions in front of the cold front. Precipitation will be expected Monday into Tuesday.
The below image displays the cold front setup.
The cold front does appear to have decent amounts of precipitation associated with the system. On 12 November 00Z, there does not appear to be precipitation within the region of Indiana. Going into the day on 12 November, the frontal passage is likely.
Today's Long Range Forecast was provided by Austin Pearson.